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Shrinkage in a Wind-Dwardfed Redwood

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The excess of transpiration over intake of water in an under-nourished wind-dwarfed redwood tree may cause a drain upon the water stored in its tissues; the cumulative desiccation may result in a net reduction in diameter over a period of years. Under such conditions also, it appears likely that stem diameter growth may proceed close to living branches but become dormant at lower points. Although presently unexplainable instrumental or other factors might have influenced them, the results of the study here reported may throw additional light on the subject of tree physiology.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Associate, Carnegie Institution of Washington

Publication date: April 1, 1933

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